Five years ago, Helena Rowe was rescued by a handsome soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. With only a small parting gift and a kiss to remember each other by, it was unsure that they would ever meet again. However, Helena never gave up on his promise to return for her.
Emilia MacNeil is an independent miss. Truth be told, she's a bit of a tomboy, and many's the proper lady who has called her a hussy for her sometimes less than ladylike behavior. But Emilia remains unrepentant. She's as good as any man, and better than some, and the last thing she wants is to be married to any of them. She'll happily be an aunt to her siblings' children, but she wants nothing to do with marriage.
Constance Sutton's marriage to Thomas was arranged by her father and even though he was a good man, there was something missing. She was invited to sing for the duke's birthday party, something she found to be a great honor. When the flirtatious duke asked her for a private drink, she reacted as any proper wife should and politely declined his invitation even though his handsome face burned itself into her mind.
No one said he had to be nice to the woman who had singlehandedly destroyed his hopes of ever securing the dukedom from his much older and far too boring cousin, John Pettygrove, Duke of Snowley. But Barrington Chapple, Marquess of Ryde, has never accepted defeat, whether it is on the battlefield, at the card table, or in the bedroom. Will he find a way to win the prize he seeks...and maybe the one he comes to crave?
"It is very shallow and superficial."